If you're suffering from stress-related hair loss
or struggling with self-esteem issues due to premature balding
, there may now be an app for that.
The Tranceform 3T app
Celebrity wellbeing guru and trained clinical hypnotherapist, Terrence the Teacher, whose previous 'Train Trip' apps covering weight loss
coaching are both bestsellers, has just released his latest self-help app, Tranceform 3T.
The new app comprises three different hypnotherapy sessions, each dealing with issues pertinent to many hair loss
sufferers Relaxation, Ego-strengthening and Confidence.
Tranceform 3T is designed to be a 'quick fix' to help people get their New Year off on the right foot, although Terrence, whose clients include shoe designer Christian Louboutin, will be releasing a series of follow on apps exploring each of these subjects in more depth, later in the year.
Hypnotherapy and hair loss
Terrence the Teacher uses the power of positive suggestion and neuro-linguistic programming techniques to assist users make a positive change. He explains, “Remember to see the app as a training programme for the mind. Like reps in a physical training programme, the more you do them, the more noticeable the change."
Hypnosis has long been used to help people cope with certain life events or situations, from depression to giving up smoking
and this app is a modern way of delivering this service to a wider audience. Even now hypnotherapy is recommended by some as a treatment for alopecia areata.
However, whilst it is not an effective treatment for regrowing hair, hypnosis can help people to better accept their hair loss by teaching coping strategies and ways to boost their self-confidence.
Treating the cause
Hair loss can have a negative impact on people's self-esteem
so hypnotherapy may help them to come to terms with the psychological effects of hair loss
. Those with temporary hair loss conditions
caused by stress, such as Telogen Effluvium
, or progressive conditions exacerbated by pressure, such as male pattern baldness
, may also find hypnotherapy useful as a tool to help them manage their anxiety as well as promoting relaxation. Other alternative therapies often suggested to help both concentrate and relax the mind include yoga and aromatherapy.
Whilst an app or alternative therapies may help people to deal with issues surrounding their hair loss, it will obviously not treat the underlying cause of the shedding. If you are concerned you may be losing your hair it is best to seek expert advice at the earliest opportunity. A specialist
will be able to diagnose your condition and provide personalised hair loss advice
based around your specific situation, including recommending a bespoke hair loss treatment
plan to help you regrow your hair.